St Helens machete drama

January 31, 2023 5:30 pm in by

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A woman’s set to be charged in Hobart today after menacing police with a machete near St Helens.

Officers responded to an armed person alert at the Dianas Basin campsite late on Monday night.

A woman approached them brandishing a machete before she was pepper sprayed and fled into nearby bush.

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Campers were evacuated from nearby sites and heavily-armed SOG units, drones and a helicopter were scrambled as police negotiated with the woman.

The 28-year-old was arrested safely at about 5 am on Tuesday.